When we were growing up my grandparents splurged and bought a video camera, like the big ole bulky black video camera.
The thought reminds me of Full House episodes when the dad is recording the kids.
For years we recorded little life events on VHS, then they upgraded to the smaller camcorder that required a different tape.
It was slightly fancier, but I still cherished those early videos.
To this day I still remember the Christmas my grandparents bought the camera, it was also the Christmas we all got roller blades.